Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


Labor Day

Labor Day
Monday, September 7

One Mass Only – 9:00 AM

Rectory: Closed


St. Peter’s

The quilters will start meeting again on September 1, 2015 in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills.



Faith Formation Classes:
Catechists Needed!

Jesus said, “Go and make disciples….”
Catechists needed!

Do you have a desire to grow in your faith and share your faith with others?  We are in need of catechists for many grades on Monday afternoons during the school year. If you are interested, please call the Office of Faith Formation at 201 265 6019 or email Thanks!


We Are Living Stones
Capital Campaign

St. Peter the Apostle is joining hands with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ across the Archdiocese of Newark to begin the We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign. We have embarked on this initiative to address the current and future needs here at St. Peter’s, and to strengthen our larger Church.

Capital Campaign Newsletters 
Vol. 1:  Campaign Kick-Off
Vol. 3:  Everyone Can Participate
Vol. 4:  You’re Invited


St. Peter Academy

The HSA of St. Peter Academy will host our 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Tricky Tray Raffle and Dinner Fundraiser on February 4, 2016. We are accepting donations of new items to be raffled at this year’s event: small kitchen appliances, hand bags, restaurant gift certificates, sports event tickets, Scrip Gift Cards, etc. We are also in need of baskets. Please contact Kristen Kajiwara at 414-702-5282 or at with donations or for more information. Baskets and donations can also be dropped off at the school office. The students of St. Peter Academy thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s Tricky Tray!



A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life.

Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.



Discovering Christ:
A Seven-Week Experience


Monday evenings
October 5 thru November 23
*Retreat – Sunday, November 8th*

be part of the experience

Click here for more info






Help Wanted for
St. Martin’s Kitchen

St. Martin’s Kitchen
Saturday, September 12

All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.



Volunteers Needed:
Parish Carnival

Parish Carnival
September 24-27
Thursday 6-9 PM
Friday 6-11 PM
Saturday 1-11 PM
Sunday 1-8 PM



Catholic Divorce
Healing Program

St. Peter the Apostle Church is pleased to announce the return of an exciting program for men and women who have suffered from divorce. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week program featuring 30-minute DVD sessions each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single — and much more. Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight for everyone.

Contact Colleen Haerle or Kathy LaMere at


2015 Pilgrim
Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week through the end of 2015.  Pick up a statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.


Quick Links


A Prayer for the Family
Music by Vincent McHale
Arranged by Jim Gregory
Performed by St. Peter’s Adult & Children’s Choirs

Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon


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Pope Francis Announces the Jubilee of Mercy
Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy … This Holy Year will commence on the next Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father’s mercy.

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Sept. 16: Catholic High School Night

Calling all 7th and 8th grade parents and students! The Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel cordially invites you to attend our 2015 Catholic High School Night, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, One Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Over 20 area Catholic High Schools have been invited to attend this event and will represent their schools.

This is a great way for you to meet area school representatives and learn about the benefits of a Catholic High School education. Please join us!


Sept. 18-20: Marriage Retreat

Come Celebrate Your Special Commitment To One Another!
September 18-20, 2014
For couples married at least 10 years.

Sept. 19: Special Noon Mass

A special mass and support group meeting for all who are affected by the disease of alcoholism will take place at Church of St. Mary, 20 Legion Place, Closter, NJ on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 12:00 noon.
Mass is offered for the support, healing and recovery of not only the man/woman directly infected with the abuse of alcohol or drugs, but also for anyone involved in the life of the alcoholic or drug addict.  For information please call 201-768-7565.

Sept. 21: Bus Trip to Atlantic City

Ascension is sponsoring a trip to: TAJ MAHAL, Monday, September 21, 2015. The bus will leave the Ascension parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are available for $27.00/per person (rebate of $30.00). Make your checks payable to: Church of the Ascension, and drop off at the rectory in an envelope marked “Atlantic City Trip.” Any questions, please call Marge at (201)265-5675.

Sept. 26: For Benedictine Center Alumnae

The Benedictine Center invites alumnae to Benedictine Academy Alumnae Retreat at the Monastery on Saturday, September 26  from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Cost: $30 includes lunch. To register contact: Barbara Arminio La Mort ’67 908-987-0048,

Oct. 6: Rainbows for All God's Children

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Paramus NJ, will once again offer the Rainbows Program. This program is a weekly support group for children, first through eighth grades, who are living in single-parent homes, or have families that are going through painful transitions.When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected.  If a parent dies or a divorce occurs, not only do the parents grieve, but the children do also. Because of their age and short life experience children find it extremely difficult to verbalize those feelings.

We have some very beautiful, sensitive, caring, trained adults who have said “yes” to helping these children put these feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and begin to accept what has taken place in the family.

The program is free to any child who needs us. Sessions begin on October 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

To facilitate the book order we will need families to register as soon as possible. To register or for more information contact:

Barbara D’Arrigo
Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Paramus
201-265-3812  or

Oct. 11-17: Habitat Trip - Taos, NM

Have you ever wanted to combine vacation with service?
If so, then join Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County on our Global Village Trip to Taos, New Mexico, October 11-17th, 2015. The team will be led by Habitat Bergen staff member Pamela Nall.
Work with the Taos Habitat affiliate alongside their partner families constructing homes. You must be at least 16 years old to join. Want to learn more?
Contact: Pamela Nall at or (201) 457-1020

Oct. 24: Praying with St. Teresa of Avila

The Benedictine Center at St. Walburga Monastery, Elizabeth, NJ, invites you to a retreat day,  Praying with Saint Teresa of Avila, Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Cost: $15; bring your own lunch. To register contact: Sr. Marita at 908-353-3028 or or Sr. Lucy Hernández, OSB al 908-352-4278 X 113.

Nov. 9-18: Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage

November 9–18, 2015. Daily Mass at the Holy Sights. Visit Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and more! Includes 3 Meals Daily. Air from Newark. $3,399.00. For a flyer or for more information, call Cathie or Mike Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

Dec. 5-12: Catholic Caribbean Cruise

Come and sail away on a 7-night Catholic Caribbean Cruise with Father Vicente Jazmines  December 5-12, 2015 on Holland America.Westerdam out of Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida–  Ports of Call:  Grand Turk Island • San Juan, Puerto Rico • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Cruiseline Private Island).  Prices begin at $1269 for two passengers this includes all port fees and taxes.  Daily Mass offered.  Deposits of only $350 per person will reserve your cabin. Space is limited. For further info or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or

Priest, Profit, King: Fr. Barron Series

Join us for Fr. Robert Barron Series: PRIEST, PROPHET, KING Immaculate Conception Church 211 Summit Street, Norwood, NJ Fridays Oct. 2-Nov. 13, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon OR Wednesdays Sept. 30-Nov. 11, 7:00-8:30 PM

Jesus is the Anointed One – the ultimate priest, prophet and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Join us as we deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through Fr. Robert Barron’s new DVD-based Study Program: Priest, Prophet, King.

Explore the biblical archetypes of priest, prophet and king and see how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of each one. Throughout this experience, you will better understand who Jesus really is and also realize your own priestly, prophetic and kingly mission.

To afford the opportunity for as many people to partake in the Priest, Prophet, King study program we will offer the study program in the morning & evening. The evening session will begin on Wednesday, September 30 & each consecutive Wednesday evening through November 11 from 7pm until 8:30pm. The morning session will begin on Friday October 2 & each consecutive Friday through November 13 from 10:30am until 12noon.

Each session will meet in the Church Hall of Immaculate Conception Church. The cost of the series is $25.00 per person. Registration forms can be found on our website at on our home page, or you may contact the rectory at 201-768-1600.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients.

If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact:

Rev. David Armstrong
Director, Pastoral Care
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601


Senior Residence

Sunday, September 27
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.